Student Announce September 8, 2023

Need Textbooks sooner? Add Funds to CSA!


Need Textbooks sooner?  Add Funds to CSA! 

Students who are expecting a refund, but need book money or supplies, can add pending financial aid funds to their CSA (Campus Spending Account). CSA accounts allow students to use pending financial aid funds to purchase books and supplies.
Should you have any questions please view our How To Video, or CSA Instructions guide for more information. Students are also welcome to contact the Student Records and Financial Services office for more information on your CSA.

- Tamara Knapp

Room Consolidations

Residential Services would like to announce that Room Consolidations will also be occurring during Open Room Changes. Room Consolidations pertain to students currently in a double room (two beds) who do not have a roommate. These students will either receive a roommate or be placed in another room. Please monitor your email and other posts within your Residence Hall for specific instructions from your Resident Director (RD) or Area Coordinator (AC).

Consolidations will occur from Thursday, August 31 to Sunday, September 10.

More information regarding Room Consolidations can be found here.

Please contact Residential Services at or 607-587-4371 with any questions regarding Room Consolidations

- Donald Schrader

Intramural Sign-ups

Missed signing up for Intramurals at the activities fair? Sign-ups are happening this week in the SLC on the third floor! Campus Recreation is offering flag football, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and kickball. 


Tuesday 9/5/23 12-2pm and 5-7pm in the SLC Park Space 

Wednesday 9/6/23 12-2pm and 5-7pm in the SLC Park Space 

Thursday 9/7/23 12-2pm and 5-7pm in the SLC Park Space 

Can't make sign-ups at these times? Stop by the Campus Recreation Office (SLC 318) to sign-up on the door, or email to get signed up. 

Follow us on Instagram (@recreation_asc) for updates on events! 

- Brooke Scianna

Alfred's Got Talent Auditions

Students, do you sing, dance, perform magic tricks or comedy? What about juggling, reciting poetry, or riding a unicycle? We know you have talent and we want to see it! Alfred's Got Talent, Fall 2023 will be taking place on Friday, October 13. If you are interested in showcasing your talent, reach out to Calsey Bump to schedule an audition at Audition dates will be Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 by appointment only from 6-8PM in the Orvis Auditorium.



- Calsey Bump

Emergency Drill September 13th - University Police

ALERT:  Emergency Drill


Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, at 10:10 a.m.


Alfred State will be conducting the drill to test its emergency procedures & systems on the Alfred and Wellsville Campuses


During the drill – actively shelter in place at a location where you can:

  1. Lock or block the door
  2. Darken the room
  3. Silence cell phones
  4. Move to the safest wall (where you are out of sight)
  5. Strategize and coordinate with persons with you about what to do if your door is entered by a threat.  Identify 2-4 “contact” persons who will volunteer to actively assist in getting the threat to the floor where they are unable to continue their actions. 


The sirens will be going off on both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses.  Hear an audio sample and learn about them at:


RAVE Alert!  Students upon activating their Alfred State email account are automatically registered.  To manage and update notification preferences visit:


Watch the video - RUN.HIDE.FIGHT.  Learn what you should do if there is an active shooter in your vicinity at:


Faculty members - it is recommended to share this video with your class and/or talk about your strategy for sheltering and what you will do if your room is entered.


Women’s Wrestling Team Looking for More Students – Coach Margaret Laine

Women wrestle, and so can you…even if you’ve never wrestled before. Are you courageous? Dedicated? Passionate about empowering women? The women’s wrestling team hopes to find a few more brave ladies to try wrestling, and you might be a great fit. This is your chance to make history and play an NCAA DIII sport, but the kick is, no experience is required. If you already like the gym, enjoy learning about nutrition, and are competitive, come to our interest meeting on Wednesday, 9/13 at 6:00PM, or reach out to Coach Laine ((425) 321-9667, to see what it’d look like to be a woman wrestler for Alfred State.

- Catherine Dimino

Take Out BBQ Rib Dinner

Culinary Arts is hosting a take-out BBQ rib dinner on Thursday, September 21st.  The time is 3:00pm - 5:30pm (or until sold out).

The menu includes smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs (half rack), Salt Potatoes, Corn on the Cobb, Dinner Roll, and Cookie.

Cost is $15.00 (no advanced ticket sales).


- Mary Wood

Steve’s Friday Feature – Steven Mauro

This week in my Friday feature, I'd like to talk about two amazing faculty members we are lucky to have here at Alfred State, Tammy Brackett and Erin Vitale. I am sure many of you have your own wonderful stories to tell about these two game-changers, but follow the link to hear about my personal interactions.

- Stephanie LaFever

Alfred Campus Road and Lot Closures

As work continues to improve infrastructure and build an even more beautiful and inviting campus, beginning Monday, September 11, a portion of Upper College Drive will be closed near the Orvis Gym. Access to lots 18 – 23 and our athletic facilities will be available at the entrance to lot 21 next to the Orvis bus stop for traffic driving up the hill on the loop road from Central Dining Hall. We anticipate this construction work will be completed by mid-November.

Also beginning on Monday, Lower College Drive construction will necessitate the closure of lot 2 next to Townhouse Commons until the end of October. Students parked in lot 2 outside the Residential Services Office need to move to an alternate location by Sunday, September 10. To help you, we are opening lot 4 at 10 Elm for another residential student parking option. Commuter and Residential Student Parking Lot 4 can be accessed off Elm Street.

The online interactive campus map is updated with the construction activity that begins Monday. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we work to improve our campus.

- Russell Nunley

Have a garden question? Meeting TODAY

Want some helping diagnosing a garden problem? Students in the Sustainable Vegetable Production course are holding an open meeting in room 109 of the Ag building on Friday, Sept. 8th at 3pm. During the meeting, participants will be paired with a student who will collect information, research solutions and get back to participants in a few weeks with ideas. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions or would like to participate, but can't make the meeting, please reach out to Jessica Hutchison,

- Jessica Hutchison



ERGO is funded by the Student Senate and is freely distributed each semester.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their original works of art, poetry, and prose by sending them to  Dr. Aniko Constantine (SDC Bldg., Rm. 309), is the Faculty Advisor for ERGO.  If you wish, your submission could be published anonymously or under a pseudonym.

The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Development Center faculty lounge located on the 2nd floor, Rm. 242.  This meeting is open to any students interested in possibly joining ERGO.  This committee will meet 5 or 6 times during the semester.

Take a moment and review one of our previous publications located in several of the buildings around campus.  


- Debra Tomm

New BIPOC Male Scholars Program

Are you a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Population of Color) Male?

Would you like to be part of a new Academic, Professional, and Social program?

Then apply to join Brother to Brother…


Brother to Brother is part of the newly created Alfred State BIPOC Scholars Program for enrolled male-identifying BIPOC Alfred State students in all programs that provides academic, social, and professional mentoring, support, and opportunities focused on persistence, retention, and success of the community at Alfred State.

The Brother to Brother program is under the direction of Dr. Brian Saltsman, Coordinator of BIPOC Scholars, and is facilitated by professional and student peer mentors. The program will utilize on-campus offices and personnel, community resources, and regionally available programs and opportunities to meet the needs of the target demographic population. The goals are to build intentional community for men of color at Alfred State, increase the retention rate of men of color, and increase success outcomes inside and outside of the classroom.

Men interested in learning more or joining the initial cohort are asked to fill out the student interest form found at

An interest and intake meeting will be held during the first week of Fall 2023. A schedule of events and resources will be distributed. Currently, the following are a sample of the included topics and events:

-- Financial Literacy and Management         -- 3x3 Basketball Tournament

-- Cooking and Grilling Clinics                      -- Academic Goal-setting & Check-ins

-- CPR/First Aid Training                               -- Men of Color Leadership Conference

-- Philanthropy Project  

- Brian Saltsman

Last Day to Add a Class

The last day to add a full-term course is 4:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 11th.  Please see Academic Regulations 502.10A and 502.10B for more information.   

- Tamara Knapp